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Health Visitor - Specialist Community Child/Public Health Nursing

Employer
Falkland Islands Government
Location
Falkland Islands (FK)
Salary
£33,435 to £38,548
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Contract Type
Temporary

Job Details

Are you committed to supporting the wellbeing of children and young people? Would you like to work as the Health Visitor in a unique and vibrant community in a stunning natural environment? If so, come and join our friendly team of experienced health service professionals in the beautiful Falkland Islands.

The Role

As the sole Health Visitor of the Falkland Islands you will be expected to support children 0-5 years and their families with the aim of giving them the best start in life.  This includes identifying health or developmental needs as early as possible, promoting health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities.

Manage and be responsible for a designated caseload of approximately 300 families island-wide, including Stanley, Mount Pleasant, East and West Falklands and outlying islands. The role also involves the promotion of health in schools and the wider community. 

The post-holder will be a Child Protection Link Officer for Health Services. 

The successful applicant will work closely with the School Nurse as part of the 0-19 service along with other areas of the health service to provide a holistic service. 

The Person

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and resilient specialist nurse, with a minimum of two years post-registration experience as a Health Visitor and five years relevant experience in UK health service or similar.
The successful applicant will have strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain good working relationships within a multi-disciplinary team (including Health, Social and Education Services)

Core Requirements

  • A registered nurse who has a Post graduate qualification enabling registration as a Health Visitor (RHV).
  • A minimum of two years recent full-time Health Visitor experience in a UK environment (or equivalent)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain good working relationships within a multi-disciplinary team (including Health, Social and Education Services)
  • Experience of Electronic Patient Records Systems and competent Microsoft Office skills.

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
  • Starting Salary £33,435 to £38,548 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £44,234
  • Eligibility for a 25% Gratuity (taxable).
  • 41 days paid leave, 30 days paid annual leave plus 11 government and public holidays.
  • Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
  • Flights Package for you and any recognised dependents residing with you at post both at the beginning and end of contract, along with additional annual return flights contingent on the duration of the contract. 
  • Government Housing for rent and a starter pack to help you settle in.
  • A stimulating and supportive setting to work in and a unique and beautiful setting to live in.

For more information on the KEMH and the opportunities available due to the uniqueness of the roles within the service please view the recruitment video at https://youtu.be/MBqyXBasSVc

How to Apply

Interested candidates can download the job description and view further information from our online vacancy page.  

For further information regarding the position please contact Mandy Heathman, by emailing MHeathman@kemh.gov.fk or by calling (+500) 28000.

To apply, please complete our online application form from our vacancy page www.jobs.gov.fk, by clicking on 'Apply Now' and completing the form.  

Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process

Stage/Date

Closing Date for Applications -17 June 2024 @ 2030 GMT
Shortlisting commencing  -18 June 2024
Interviews commencing - 24 June 2024

Health & Social Services Department

The Health and Social Services Department is one of the Directorates of the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) which offers a range of fulfilling job opportunities across the full spectrum of public services. Working in the Health and Social Services means that the successful applicant will be able to work in team providing a wide range of health care to our community.

Exciting developments in the Hospital include a new CT Scan, Mammography unit and plans for a new operating theatre along with a separate scheme to build a Vulnerable Person’s residential facility to be known as Tussac House.

Falkland Islands Government (FIG)

The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.

As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.

For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite: www.jobs.gov.fk

The Falkland Islands

Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!

The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from the shore.

For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.

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